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African American History Resources: Davenport and Iowa (Special Collections)

Publications - Davenport and the Quad Cities

Publications - Iowa

Primary Sources - Publications and Ephemera

Primary Sources - Archival Materials

Davenport Public Library. Underground Railroad Research. 2013-01 35/07

Materials on the Underground Railroad in Scott County, Iowa collected for the Iowa Freedom Trail Project, 2013.


Orozco-Gutierrez, Karen. Research on Milton Howard and family.


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Davenport, Iowa Branch Files, 1915-1939. 2007-11 42/01

Photocopies of the records held by the Manuscripts Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


Iowa Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. Semper Fidelis Club (Davenport, Iowa). Scrapbooks. 1998-16 38/07


Davenport (Iowa). Civil Rights Commission. Files of the Human Relations Commission, 1966-1968; newspaper clippings, 1980s-1990s. 2005-132 14/01


Iowa Stories 2000: African Americans. 2005-02 35/03

Video-recorded interviews with Jacqueline Bostic, L.A. Broyles, Bernice Jones, and Robert and Mamie Norville, conducted by intermediate school students in the Davenport Community School District, 2000.



[Iowa State] Bystander (Des Moines, 1894-1922) from the Library of Congress' Chronicling America project

Buxton, Iowa